Historical Events on 22nd November

  • 498 St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II
  • 845 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
  • 1220 Frederick II crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Honorius III
  • 1346 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements

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1492 Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1542 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
  • 1573 The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.
  • 1574 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

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1675 English king Charles II adjourns parliament

  • 1683 Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London
  • 1699 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
  • 1707 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland
  • 1714 King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden
  • 1794 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards
  • 1809 Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
  • 1830 Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1831 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
  • 1842 Mount St Helens in Washington erupts
  • 1851 Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)
  • 1861 Battle of Ft McRee, FL
  • 1864 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • 1864 Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
  • 1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague
  • 1884 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
  • 1886 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1898 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
  • 1899 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
  • 1900 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France

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1903 Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1905 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • 1906 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
  • 1906 Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
  • 1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • 1914 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • 1914 Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
  • 1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
  • 1918 Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns
  • 1918 King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels
  • 1918 Marshal Józef Pilsudski becomes 1st President (dictator) of Poland
  • 1918 Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
  • 1919 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • 1919 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
  • 1922 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
  • 1922 Library Ave in Bronx named
  • 1922 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government

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1923 Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1924 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
  • 1926 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • 1927 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
  • 1927 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC

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1927 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1927 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • 1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)

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1929 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 1st Irish Sweepstake run
  • 1930 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
  • 1930 Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
  • 1930 8th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 6-0 in Annapolis
  • 1931 Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" premieres
  • 1932 Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered
  • 1934 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
  • 1935 China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight

Sport awardGolf Major

1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute

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1939 Bugsy Siegel, Whitey Krakower, Frankie Carbo and Albert Tannenbaum kill Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg outside his apartment after Greenberg had threatened to become a police informant

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • 1940 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
  • 1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • 1941 NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
  • 1942 Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov

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1942 Adolf Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to the last man

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1943 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1943 France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
  • 1943 RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
  • 1943 US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
  • 1944 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
  • 1945 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1945 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
  • 1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • 1950 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
  • 1952 As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
  • 1954 Humane Society (US) forms in Washington DC
  • 1955 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1955 RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

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1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

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1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Music concertMusic Concert

1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1957 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"
  • 1959 AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1959 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • 1960 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
  • 1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1961 St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit

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1961 Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

  • 1962 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • 1963 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK

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1963 Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

MurderAssassination

1963 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
  • 1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1965 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
  • 1967 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
  • 1967 UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
  • 1968 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
  • 1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • 1970 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • 1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1971 A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • 1972 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
  • 1972 Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
  • 1972 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • 1972 US ends 22 year travel ban to China
  • 1973 The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 1974 Lake Buena Vista Club opens
  • 1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 1974 UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
  • 1975 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
  • 1975 Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland
  • 1976 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
  • 1976 Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewhite debuts
  • 1977 Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins
  • 1977 First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.
  • 1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
  • 1981 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1981 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
  • 1981 Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
  • 1981 SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • 1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas

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1984 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1985 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
  • 1985 Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
  • 1985 PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1986 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1987 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • 1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1987 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1987 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
  • 1989 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon
  • 1989 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract
  • 1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
  • 1989 Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired

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1990 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush

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1990 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1990 Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia

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1991 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Film release premierFilm Release

1991 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
  • 1992 Wash Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
  • 1993 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
  • 1995 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • 1995 Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 1995 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day

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1996 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 1997 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • 1998 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
  • 1998 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 1999 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida's coast by U.S. Coast Guard
  • 2002 In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
  • 2003 In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.
  • 2003 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats New Zealand 20-17 at Sydney
  • 2003 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn
  • 2004 The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

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2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

  • 2008 YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

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2008 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2008 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

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2009 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2012 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
  • 2012 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
  • 2013 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats  Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

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2014 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2015 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent